Chabad NP

Chabad NP

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Chabad NP
137 N San Mateo Dr., S. Mateo, CA 94401 USA
Office: 650.453.8136
Email: info@chabadnp.com
Web: www.chabadnp.com

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Past Courses

Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas -
About the Course

Modern medicine has brought us near miracles. It's also brought us some of the most difficult decisions we'll ever have to face. Are we obliged to prolong life even at the cost of terrible suffering? Should we legalize the sale of organs, such as kidneys, to save the lives of transplant patients? May a woman with a multiple-fetus pregnancy opt for fetal reduction, thus forfeiting the lives of some to possibly save others? When it seems that every available option is morally questionable, how do we decide?

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Date 6 Sundays, Oct 27th - Dec 15th 2013
Time 9:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $85.00 +$10.00 book fee
Early Bird Special $5 off before 10/06/2013
Multiple Signups Special 15% off per student with minimum 2 signups

 Not sure? Attend the first class absolutely free. Scholarships available upon request. Classes will be held over six Sundays, beginning October 27. No class on November 3rd and December 1st.


To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History -
About the Course

What was it like for our ancestors to say goodbye to the shtetl, to set out to discover new lives for themselves, along with all of the liberties the free world had to offer? At the dawn of the enlightenment, how did our parents adapt their Judaism to the developments of a modern age? And what can we learn from their struggles to connect deeply with our own Jewish identities?

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Date 6 Sundays, Feb 2nd - Mar 9th 2014
Time 9:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $84.00 +$15.00 book fee
Early Bird Special $5 off before 01/15/2014
Multiple Signups Special 5% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 5% off

 Please let us know if you would be interested in taking this course at a different time. Scholarships available, please contact rabbi@chabadnp.com for more info.


Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe -
About the Course

Paradigm Shift is an elevator ride to the heights of what is possible. Synchronize yourself with the mission for which you were placed on earth, and learn to recognize the inherent goodness and perfection in yourself, in others, and in every circumstance of your life.

Distilled into six succinct lessons, this empowering course offers a revolutionary outlook on life, culled from the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.

This course is offered in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rebbe’s passing.

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Date 6 Sundays, May 11th - Jun 15th 2014
Time 9:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $84.00 +$15.00 book fee
Early Bird Special 5% off before 04/20/2014
Multiple Signups Special 5% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Returning Student Special 5% off

Not sure? Join the first class free and then decide. Scholarships available upon request.


How Happiness Thinks -
About the Course

Since the dawn of time, man has been ever-fascinated by the workings of the human brain. Only recently, scientists have been discovering the underlying dynamics that shape and influence our frame of mind--new ways to cope with anxiety and stress, steps that we can take to crystallize our self-concept, and practical tools we can use to build the resilience and grit to ride through any challenge life throws our way.

Surprisingly, Torah and the Talmud have for centuries advocated various approaches to achieving happiness; ideas that are only now being confirmed through scientific observation.How Happiness Thinks offers a Jewish roadmap to happier living. Every lesson contains poignant insights into how our minds operate with practical steps you can take to boost your happiness levels to places unimaginable.

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Date 6 Sundays, Nov 9th - Dec 14th 2014
Time 9:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee $99.00
Multiple Signups Special 5% off per student with minimum 2 signups
First class free, no obligation.

The Art of Parenting -
About the Course

As parents, we worry about the well-being of our kids; about their future, and about our role in shaping it. In The Art of Parenting, we scale the challenges that face us as parents and explore timeless insights from Jewish wisdom to instill values, foster independence, and ensure the long-term success and emotional well-being of our children.

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Date 6 Fridays, Jan 23rd - Feb 27th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $75.00
Multiple Signups Special 10% off per student with minimum 2 signups
Try it out--first class free.

Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition -
About the Course
Just as science follows the scientific method, Jewish tradition has its own system to ensure its authenticity remains intact.
Judaism Decoded sheds light on the mysteries surrounding biblical interpretation. How do we know our interpretation is true? If it is true, why is it subject to differences of opinion? And with so many interpretations to choose from, how do we know which one reflects its original intent?
Discover the sheer elegance of the “source code” on which Torah law is built; enjoy the razor-sharp reasoning, intelligent debate, and compelling arguments of the Talmudic dialectic; and get a fascinating, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the most intellectually sophisticated religion in existence.

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Date 6 Fridays, May 8th - Jun 12th 2015
Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee $64.00 +$15.00 book fee

Great Debates in Jewish History -
About the Course

Debate is not only encouraged within Judaism but resides at the very heart of our history and theology. Great Debates in Jewish History explores six fundamental conflicts that pitted the greatest Jewish minds against each other—six instances of divergent perspectives, including several that are still debated today.

Discover stirring and surprising accounts that span two millennia of Jewish disputation, reflecting the panorama of Jewish history and its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges. Encounter the gripping narratives of six fascinating eras, the intellectual tension and points of view they unearth, and the light they shed on the most fundamental of Jewish beliefs.

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Date & Time 6 Sundays, Nov 5th - Nov 21st 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $74.00 +$25.00 book fee
Great Debates in Jewish History -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Nov 9th - Nov 21st 2017
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee $74.00 +$25.00 book fee

Communication: Its Art and Soul -
About the Course

Can you express yourself effectively in 140 characters or less? Should you?

The rise of the internet, mobile phones, and social media has completely changed the way we relate, interact, and communicate with one another—and it’s high time we reclaim this lost art.

In Jewish philosophy, communication is more than just a tool: it is who we are. Humans are defined as communicative beings with a communicative soul, and aligning ourselves with this soul is our raison d’être.

In Communication: Its Art and Soul, we contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society

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Date & Time 6 Sundays, Jan 21st - Feb 25th 2018
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee $74.00 +$25.00 book fee
Communication: Its Art and Soul -
Date & Time 6 Thursdays, Jan 25th - Mar 1st 2018
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee $74.00 +$25.00 book fee

What Is? Rethinking Everything we Know About Our Universe -
About the Course

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

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Date 6 Thursdays, Apr 26th - May 31st 2018
Time 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee $59.00 +$20.00 book fee
Couple Discount $10 off

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